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Vanderbilt University Medical Center Reporter

Vanderbilt Women in Surgery

(photo by Deborah Doyle)

The Section of Surgical Sciences recently hosted an inaugural Vanderbilt Women in Surgery event that featured a panel discussion with three prominent female Nashville surgeons: Bonnie Miller, M.D., Senior Associate Dean for Health Sciences Education and Executive Vice President for Educational Affairs; Gretchen Jackson, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Pediatric Surgery; and Jeanne Ballinger, M.D., general surgeon with Saint Thomas Health. From left is event organizer Mary Hooks, M.D., MBA, Jackson, R. Daniel Beauchamp, M.D., Ballinger and Miller. VUMC is becoming an institutional member of the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) and will be establishing a local chapter of the national group. AWS is one of the largest organizations dedicated to enhancing the interaction and exchange of information between women surgeons.




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